Braunschweig, Germany-based metal/hardcore act FOREVER IT SHALL BE has announced the addition of bassist Alex Fiala to the group's ranks. The band says, "We are really looking forward to crush stages with him."FOREVER IT SHALL BE entered Rape of Harmonies studio (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MAROON) in Triptis, Germany in February to begin recording its sophomore album for a late 2009 release via Maintain Records. Commented the band: "[New vocalist] Claus [Ulka, ex-MISERY SPEAKS] is regenerating well, so we can start rehearsing with vocals in July. He will hit the studio to record vocals in September. After that the songs are being mixed and mastered, so we hopefully get the CD out in November/December. Sorry for the delay but sometimes things just get out of hand. We will be back on the stage by the end of August to present you new songs, a new shouter and a new bass player! Stay tuned!!" FOREVER IT SHALL BE's debut album, "Reluming the Embers", was released in June 2007 via Maintain Records. The CD was produced by Ralf Mueller and Alexander Dietz (HEAVEN SHALL BURN) at Rape of Harmonies and features a guest appearance by John Gahlert (FALL OF SERENITY). For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.